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April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday) - April 21, 2019 (Easter)  Holy Week (The week before Easter): Palm Sunday (パーム -- シュロの葉 --日曜日), Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday): (Living Last Supper 最後の晩餐再現、The Last Supper Ice Sculpture 彫刻、The Last Supper in Chocolate チョコレート), Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday Letter | レター  51, 61, 71, 76, 112, 114, 118, 119, 187, 191  Easter Photos

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15463 190430  apple-stock-spikes-5%-after-earnings-beat-sales-down-services-up  FastCompany

15462 190430  Orange-sized hail reported in India - Apr 30, 1888 - HISTORY.com  230 people were killed.
Weather

15461 190430  North American Bird Song Quiz Video - YouTube
Bird Songs & Calls

15460 190430  What's the difference between bird songs and bird calls? 
What's the difference between bird songs and bird calls? - Quora
Two Types of Communication Between Birds: Understanding Bird Language Songs And Calls - YouTube
Bird Songs & Calls

15459 190429  France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley  France24
Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia
  15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519, an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.
Art

15458 190429  Weekend Box Office Results for April 26-28, 2019 - Box Office Mojo
Avengers: Endgame (2019) - IMDb  2  Captain Marvel (2019) - IMDb  3  The Curse of La Llorona (2019) - IMDb

15457 190429  Spring Fashion Week MN: where to go for style – Twin Cities  Pioneer Press, April 27, 2019
Fashion

15456 190428  FACT CHECK: Are Criminals Using Plastic Bottles in Wheel Wells to Carjack People?  Snopes

15455 190428  World's Second-Largest Gem Quality Diamond Discovered In Botswana - YouTube
World's second-largest diamond 'found in Botswana' - BBC News

Botswana: From sleepy backwater to global diamond hub - BBC News
Africa:: Botswana — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency
De Beers - Wikipedia
List of largest rough diamonds - Wikipedia

15454 190428     April 28, 2019  Red-bellied Woodpecker calls, a male Cardinal, Ruby-crowned Kinglets*, Yellow-rumped Warblers**, Chickadees, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls), A Blackbird in the distance (unidentified), Mallards, Canada Geese: two nests, Wood Ducks, Palm Warblers (FOY), Blue-winged Teals, Tree Swallows (about 20), a Blue Heron flying overhead, Crows,
Trees begin to leaf out: for example, Ironwood, Dogwood
, and many more.
Nature Notes  2019
Identify Your Common Backyard Birds - YouTube

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - YouTube
** 
Yellow rumped warbler song - YouTube
Spring Warbler Warm-up Quiz - YouTube
Bird Calls - in 2019 we try to learn bird calls. 

15453 190427    April 28, 2019    National Superhero Day
Holiday Heroes to bring needed joy to hospitalized children on National Superhero Day 
Nat’l Superhero Day Wonder Woman & Spiderman Make Mid-Morning Debut - YouTube  Sat., April 26, 2018
Happy National Superhero Day - YouTube
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April 28, 2019 – NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY – NATIONAL PET PARENTS DAY – WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY – NATIONAL GREAT POETRY READING DAY National Day Calendar
Superhero - Wikipedia

15452 190427     Nature Notes: April 27, 2019 Sat. Morning, Cloudy, Temp: around 40 Degrees F, a little bit windy, Tammy’s Walk @ Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, and Theodore Wirth Park
Red-bellied Woodpecker calls, White-throated Sparrow calls*, Blue Jays: one carrying nesting materials in its beak, Cardinals, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Pine Siskins (FOY), a Cowbird, Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Hermit Thrush, a lone Coot, Sora calls (FOY), a Lark Sparrow (Lifer), a Gull, Turkeys, Chickadees (spring calls), Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, Woodpecker drumming, Mallards, Robins,
White-throated Sparrow Whistler of the North - YouTube
In Bloom: Hepatica, Bloodroot, White Trout Lily, Yellow Trout Lily, Snow Trillium, Purple Trillium (almost), False Rue Anemone, Skunk Cabbage, Marsh Marigold, Red Maple, Maple (unidentified species), Leatherwood, Dutchman’s Breeches,
Fiddlehead, fallen Catkins (unidentified) on the trail, Tamarack’s new tiny leaves coming out, Weeping Willow’s yellow twigs, Dogwood’s red stems,
Notes: Woodland flowers may not open fully on a rainy day and even on cloudy days.
spring wildflowers | Roads End Naturalist
Chorus Frog calls,
“The new boardwalk is very nice.”
Minnesota Wildflowers in Bloom

Nature Notes  2019

15451 190427  15 Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Salmon | Eat This Not That
Cooking

15450 190426  Arbor Day for Kids | Holiday for Planting Trees - YouTube
Friday, April 26, 2019  Arbor Day
Plants  |  Arboretum
 
15449 190426  Best States to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement  Kiplinger
America


15448 190426  Mueller Report - Wikipedia
The $25 million Rorschach test Political Cartoons – Press Enterprise
Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake reacts to Mueller report - YouTube

Busted: Mueller Report Shows Trump AG Barr Did Not Tell The Truth The Beat With Ari Melber MSNBC - YouTube
Presidents:    Donald Trump    #45

15447 190426  Nuclear explosion at Chernobyl - HISTORY  April 26, 1986
Compilation of Rare 1986 Videos of Chernobyl Disaster. (English) - YouTube

Chernobyl disaster - Wikipedia

15446 190425  How to Survive the Crowds during Japan's Golden Week 2019 - LIVE JAPAN (Japanese travel, sightseeing and experience guide)
Golden Week in Japan And Why You Should Avoid It
April 29 - May 6, 2019  Golden Week  2019
Brokerages Brace for Japan's Longest Market Shutdown Since WWII - Bloomberg
Golden Week (Japan) - Wikipedia
2019 Japanese imperial transition - Wikipedia

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15445 190425  Two newly discovered birds are a product of Indonesia's 'evolutionary playground' - Popular Science  April 24, 2019
Birds


15444 190425  2019 NBA Playoffs | NBA.com
2018–19 NBA season - Wikipedia 
October 16, 2018, and end on April 10, 2019
The official site of the NBA NBA.com

Sports  2019

15443 190425  When is the 2019 NFL Draft: Date, time, stream, TV, schedule, mock drafts, live coverage from CBS Sports HQ - CBSSports.com
2019 NFL Draft - News, Video & Photos NFL.com  April 25, 2019 -
Sports  2019

15442 190425  Turtle study shows gender lifespan differences likely due to aggressive tendencies  Phys.org  April 25, 2019
Wildlife

15441 190425    born April 25, 1917    Ella Fitzgerald 
Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime (1968) - YouTube
Ella Fitzgerald: One note Samba (scat singing) 1969 - YouTube
Ella Fitzgerald - A Biography Part 1 - YouTube  Part 1 > 4
Ella Fitzgerald - Wikipedia  April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996, an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing,
intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) - [Classic Vocal Jazz Music] - YouTube
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Music


15440 190424  Simulation: Two Black Holes Merge  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  April 14, 2019
Astronomy 

15439 190424  Sri Lanka investigates ISIS bombing links Live updates - CNN
Why no one expected an ISIS attack in Sri Lanka  MSN (Washington Post)
15430 190421  Pope Francis laments Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka - Vatican News
2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings - Wikipedia
Sri Lanka - Wikipedia


15438 190424  Tornado flattens towns in Louisiana and Mississippi - HISTORY  April 24, 1908
The Purvis Tornado of 1908 (Purvis, MS) - YouTube
Louisiana  |  Mississippi
These States Have Had the Most Violent Tornadoes Since 1950 - The Weather Channel
List of North American tornadoes and tornado outbreaks - Wikipedia
The Star/Meteorologists say `Twister' is exciting, but distorts reality
Twister (1-5) Movie CLIP - Hide and Seek (1996) HD - YouTube

Weather (Tornado) 

15437 190423-0424    Nature Notes from Kris’ Walk @ Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN, April 23, 2019
Ruby-crowned Kinglets*, a female Golden-crowned Kinglet** (FOY), Goldfinches, Robins, Wood Ducks, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Downy Woodpeckers, Woodpecker drumming, a Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows (FOY), Swamp Sparrows (FOY), Yellow-rumped Warblers, Cardinals (calls), a Brown Thrush (FOY), Northern Sovelers, Blue-winged Teals, Mallards, a Ring-billed Gull, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls), Chickadees,
Lake Harriet: Horned Grebes, Pied-billed Grebes (FOY), Red-breasted Mergansers, a Bonaparte’s Gull (FOY), Scaups (FOY), 
White-tailed Deer (2), a Gray Squirrel
Wood Frog calls, Chorus Frog calls,
a small mysterious Butterfly
In Bloom:  Crocus (FOY), Snowdrop (FOY)

Trees begin to leaf out
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology The “ruby crown” of the male is only occasionally visible.
**  We haven't seen a male Golden-crowned Kinglet. Here are the two males. Pair of Golden Crowned Kinglets - YouTube

Nature Notes  2019  

15436 190423  This Is the Most Beautiful Country in - The Active Times  Scotland
Travel 
 
15435 190422     born April 22, 1937    Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson - IMDb

Actor Jack Nicholson born - HISTORY  April  22, 1937
Jack Nicholson - Wikipedia 
born April 22, 1937, an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for over sixty years. He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance, and dark portrayals of anti-heroes and villainous characters. In many of his films, he has played the "eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter", someone who rebels against the social structure.
Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances - YouTube
New Jersey


15434 190422  First detective story is published - Apr 20, 1841 - HISTORY.com
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) - IMDb
Edgar Allan Poe - Wikipedia  born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849, an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.
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15433 190422  April 22  Earth Day   Letter 57, 189 | レター 57, 189
Photos
Earth Day
New Zealand's Maori River is a legal person. How will it use its voice? National Geographic
Photos: 50 stunning photos of Earth  National Geographic
Best of Netflix Nature Docs | Happy Earth Day  video
49 environmental victories since the first Earth Day
  National Geographic

13 Reasons Why You Should Really Care About the Earth | Best Life
  April 17, 2019
Earth Day 2019  Google Doodle
► Planet Earth Amazing nature scenery (1080p HD) - YouTube


15432 190421 
Weekend Box Office Results for April 19-21, 2019 - Box Office Mojo
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) - IMDb  2  Shazam! (2019) - IMDb  3  Breakthrough (2019) - IMDb
Weekly Box Office Results for April 12-18, 2019 - Box Office Mojo
Shazam! (2019) - IMDb  2  Little (2019) - IMDb  3  Hellboy (2019) - IMDb 


15431 190421  How to Prevent Cancer, According to Science | Reader's Digest
Cancer

15430 190421  Pope Francis laments Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka - Vatican News
2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings - Wikipedia
Sri Lanka - Wikipedia

15429 190421  Easter Sunday - Holy Mass of the day - Activities of the Holy Father Pope Francis Vatican.va
The Holy See
Christians Around The World Gather To Celebrate Easter; Mourn Sri Lanka Attacks - NPR
Pope Francis laments Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka - Vatican News
April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday) - April 21, 2019 (Easter)  Holy Week (The week before Easter): Palm Sunday (パーム -- シュロの葉 --日曜日), Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday): (Living Last Supper 最後の晩餐再現、The Last Supper Ice Sculpture 彫刻、The Last Supper in Chocolate チョコレート), Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday Letter | レター  51, 61, 71, 76, 112, 114, 118, 119, 187, 191  Easter Photos 


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